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Anchor Bar

1047 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14209-2305
716-884-4083
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Ranked #41 of 907 restaurants in Buffalo
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian, Californian
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Saw this restaurant on food network, so we decided to stop there, with family from Texas, on our way to Niagara Falls. I am a waitress and I know things happen, but there is no excuse for the horrible service we received. This waitress was rude from the beginning and had an attitude the whole time. She was a perfect... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I don't like chicken wings but the rest of my party loves them. Restaurant with interesting decor. Service could have been better especially considering it is a tourist hot spot. Family members who like wings loved it!

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Seaford
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The Anchor Bar is reputedly where the Buffalo chicken wings were invented. The wings were fine. This eatery also served other food, like pizza and roast beef on weck. The walls were covered with signed photos of (famous?) individuals. At dinner time on a Friday, there was a line to get in. I found the place kind of campy, and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Annual vacation to NY from Florida and had heard so much about the Anchor Bar that we couldn't wait to visit. We got there right at opening time so service was a little slow. My husband had the beef on weck (a must have every visit) and it was piled high with moist tender flavorful beef, fresh roll salted perfectly.... More

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East Meadow, New York, Usa
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It's where Buffalo wings were invented and a MUST for any wing fan or visitor to Buffalo. Not a fancy place, quite retro, but worth the trip. Excellent service as well, always leave there happy.

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Vineland, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

When evaluating wings I always compare them to the Anchor Bar. These wings are meaty and have the best flavor I have ever eaten. This is the place were the whole thing got started. If your in Buffalo your crazy if you don't make the pilgrimage to this bar and pay homage to the invention of Buffalo wings. You will... More

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The wings and fries were amazing. I'm glad I had a chance to check out the birthplace of my favorite bar food. It was worth the trip.

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We decided to stop here on our way home from a soccer tournament. They were the BEST WINGS we have ever eaten. Wish it wasn't so far away as we would love to go again! Service was great, food was delicious and was prepared quickly. Great experience overall!

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Dothan, Alabama
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have enjoyed chicken wings for many years now and have sampled them at many locations. My favorite had been Hooters until we toured Buffalo, New York and stopped at the Anchor Bar and Restaurant to have lunch at the location that originated the Buffalo Wing craze. I ordered the original recipe and they were the best wings I have... More

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Sarasota, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not only best in Buffalo but you will be hard pressed to find any better anywhere!! Good service and handy to seeing the sites in downtown Buffalo!

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